Friday, 21 January 2022

Upgrade

 "#006
March 19th, 1945

In order to refresh the materiel of the Transbaikal Front tank forces, I order to:

  1. Rearm the first regiment of each tank division of the Transbaikal Front with T-34 tanks (69 T-34 tanks).
  2. Rearm the first battalion of each tank brigade with T-34 tanks according to TO&E 010/346 (25 T-34 tanks) and #010/318 (23 T-34 tanks).
  3. Keep old tanks left over from rearming tank regiments and tank battalions in the reserve of the commanders of the tank divisions and brigades.
  4. The Commander of Armoured and Mechanized Forces of the Red Army must send 234 T-34 tanks to the Commander of the Transbaikal Front to rearm tank regiments and tank battalions.
    Send the tanks and crews from May 1st to May 31st, 1945.
  5. The Chief of the General Staff will give any necessary directions on transferring tanks to the Transbaikal Front.
People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR
Marshal of the Soviet Union, I. Stalin"

RGVA F.4 Op.11 D.160-161
Printed in Glavnoye Bronetankovoye Upravleniye Lyudi, Sobytiya, Fakty v dokumentakh, 1944-1945 p.440

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Foreign Aid

"GBTU Tank Directorate report on the amount of imported tanks received from 1941 to January 1945

March 10th, 1945

 

Crom-well

Chur-chill

Matil-da

Valen-tine 3-5

Valen-tine 7

Valen-tine 9-10

M4-A2

M4-A4

M3 med

M3 lt

M5-A1

Bridge-layer

Tetrarch

Total

1941

-

-

145

216

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

361

1942

-

84

626

636

323

-

36

-

812

977

-

-

20

3514

1943

-

174

147

430

709

637

469

2

164

255

5

-

-

2992

1944

6

-

-

82

9

290

2345

-

-

-

-

25

-

2757

January 1945

-

-

-

-

-

-

289

-

-

-

-

-

-

289

Total

6

258

918

1364

1041

927

3139

2

976

1232

5

25

20

9913

 

Mk.1

M3A1

M2

SU-57 (T48)

SU-76 (T70)

SU-76 (M10)

SU M17

SU-37 (M15)

ARVs

1941

330

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1942

903

261

83

-

-

-

-

-

-

1943

403

608

30

251

-

-

-

-

-

1944

351

1954

-

409

5

52

1000

100

127

January 1945

16

180

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

2003

3003

113

650

5

52

1000

100

127


Deputy Chief of the GBTU TU, Engineer-Colonel Muravich
Chief of the 5th Department of the GBTU TU, Engineer-Colonel Biletkin"

CAMD RF F.38 Op.11355 D.3016 L.118 
Printed in Glavnoye Bronetankovoye Upravleniye Lyudi, Sobytiya, Fakty v dokumentakh, 1944-1945 p.429